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Merrymeeting Adult Education


Bow Safety


with Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Calendar Mar 24, 2019 at 8:30 am

After passing the online portion of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Bowhunter education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Bowhunter Skills and Exam Day. This is 6 to 7 hours, depending on the number of students attending and will include a classroom session, blood trailing, distance judging, demonstrations of tree stand safety, and survival skills. Bring your Bowhunter Skills and Exam Day Voucher to class as proof of having completed the online course. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife requires that you read "Beyond Fair Chase," by Jim Posewitz and that you bring your Survival Kit to the Bowhunter Skills and Exam Day. Visit to sign up for the online course.

Firearms Hunter Safety Skills & Exam Day


with Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Calendar Mar 10, 2019 at 8:30 am

Hunter Safety Education options now include an online choice. This option requires students to complete the knowledge portion of the course online and attend an in-person 7-hour skills and exam day (one hour will be allowed for lunch). Students complete online coursework and are provided with a certificate to attend the live class upon completion of an online exam. During the skills and exam day, students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents, and pass a 50-question test with a grade of at least 70 percent. Students must complete the online course and have their certificate of completion prior to signing up for the skills and exam day. Visit to take the online portion, then register with Merrymeeting Adult Education for the skills portion. 

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